Ann Summers


Photographer Andy and I had arranged to see David at his home in rural Surrey and, at the appointed hour, in we drove through the electronic gates to the 55-acre estate. The house itself, from the outside, is Victorian, attractive and not by any means pretentious. The grounds contain a private golf course – each green is named after a David Gold company -around which ducks, geese and peacocks freely roam. Continue reading...

Reviewing the Gold Standard

You could be forgiven for misinterpreting the stylish DG belt buckle and discrete shirt monocle as Dolce & Gabbana designer labels or the Roller’s D 6OLD number plate as trappings of ostentation. But in needing to re-emphasise his identity, David Gold – the slight, deprived East End boy now worth £450 million, helm of Ann Summers and Chairman of Birmingham City Football Club – perhaps isn’t as self confident as he might portray.